Affordable Dental Crowns In Garland, TX
The top part of a tooth, visible above the gum line, is the crown. A sturdy restoration that covers that visible portion of a tooth is also called a crown. Dr. Boppana restores and beautifies smiles with dental crowns, at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland, TX.
Why do I Need Dental Crowns(caps)
Dr. Boppana may recommend dental crowns(caps) in these situations:
- Support a badly decayed tooth.
- Support a large filling, repairing an extensive cavity.
- Hold together and protect a broken or badly damaged tooth.
- Restore shape and function of a tooth that is worn down.
- Provide strength to a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
- Secure a fixed dental bridge in place.
- Finish a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
- To make a cosmetic modification.
Dental Crowns(caps) are not just for adults. Primary teeth play an important role in the development and alignment of secondary teeth. An economical stainless steal crown can avoid the need for extraction of a baby tooth that is compromised by decay or trauma.
Types of Dental Crowns
Stainless Steal Crowns
These are prefabricated crowns usually used as a temporary measure till the lab makes the permanent crown. Stainless steel crowns are usually used to protect the kid’s baby teeth. When the permanent teeth comes out it will push the crown out making room for the permanent teeth.
Made from alloys with high content of gold and platinum, metal crowns can withstand hard biting and chewing forces and last a long time.The biggest dis-advantage of metal crown is the visibility and standing out.
Porcelain Fused to metal
Made from a combination of porcelain and metal, the porcelain portion of the crown can be color matched to the natural teeth.
These are less expensive but they wear down fast and have a high fracture rate when compared to porcelain fused to metal crowns.
All Ceramic or all porcelain
These are closer to the natural color of the teeth.This lustrous dental ceramic mimics the translucency of enamel and give the look of natural tooth and are suitable for people with metal allergies or people looking to have a cosmetic application. Plus, it is strong and resists stains
Dental Crown procedure
Regardless of the material used, the procedure generally takes just two appointments.
At the first visit
X-rays are taken to check the bone under the tooth that is receiving the crown.
The tooth is prepped and Dr. Boppana removes damaged structure .
The tooth is shaped so that a crown can fit on top. (In some cases, this involves building the tooth up with composite resin bonding.)
Impressions are taken, and the tooth is protected with a temporary crown.
Impressions and information on shading to match your tooth color go to a professional dental lab.
Porcelain crown is made and delivered by the dental lab.
Patients return to Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in about two weeks. The interim crown is removed, and the new permanent crown is cemented securely in place.
Do temporary crowns need special care?
As the name suggests these are temporary in nature and can fall off and you need to be careful
Avoid Sticky food.
Chew on the other side of the mouth.
Avoid Hard Candy or other hard to chew food.
Careful flossing as it could pull the temporary crown.
How long do dental crowns last
With good dental care crowns can last unto 15 years.
Call our dental office in Garland, TX office at (469) 804-5677 to schedule an appointment